July 15, 2016
It’s summertime, Annapolis. The sun is shining, and exciting opportunities are in abundance – one of which is the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. The theatre has been entertaining and producing plays for its residents for the last 50 years, and if that’s not a good enough reason to support, read below for 3 more!
1 – RENT IS NOW PLAYING!
Yes, catch this classic tale about young artists struggling to survive in New York City until July 23rd. There’s the HIV/AIDS crisis, passionate dreamers, song and dance, and groundbreaking story to push this famous play along for its 20th anniversary.
DCMetro Theater Arts called the show “a powerful, heartfelt and entertaining celebration of creativity and youth.”
Get your tickets now!
2 – ASGT IS A STAPLE OF THE COMMUNITY
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre has provided a unique outdoor platform every summer since 1966. Located in the heart of downtown Annapolis, the theater knows and respects its community. There’s no paid staff so every show relies on the commitment and dedication of donors, patrons and volunteers. Together, everyone works on one accord to give life to the “theatre under the stars.”
3 – THE THEATER IS JUST MILES FROM OUR ACCOMMODATING HOTEL
The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is located near our affordable Annapolis hotel. We’re not trying to plan your special date night or anything (*wink*) but a night of timeless theater, dinner at one of the best restaurants in Annapolis and a relaxing and comfortable hotel stay doesn’t sound too shabby to us.
Book your reservations now to make this a summer you won’t forget!
July 11, 2016
…If you answered “no,” we’ve got just the opportunity. This Friday, the 15th, head over to Rams Head on Stage for Die Laughing Productions’ Sing For Your Life experience.
Imagine this: you’re doing a taping for “Karaoke Krown,” a show that selects the best singer and crowns the winner, but before you can rightfully claim your prize, you must first solve a murder! Sing For Your Life is described as “part TV singing show and part live karaoke night.” There are both speaking and singing parts available for the show, so all Annapolis performers are welcomed and encouraged! Tickets are on sale now, and doors open at 7pm.
This is a great chance to explore your inner thespian while enjoying your summer in Annapolis. And while you’re at it, living your best life and all, why not visit The Bay too? Our hotel near Chesapeake Bay is perfectly located near all the excitement you can handle, and we offer ultra-comfy bedding for when you simply need to rest from all the sailing, singing and mystery solving of the day!
July 8, 2016
It’s summer time, you’re starting to worry your routine is getting stale, and you’re dying to get out into the city to support local businesses, right? We know. You’re now wondering how we read your mind that easily – well that’s because we’re something like psychics over here, and it’s our job to give you exactly what you need!
HERE Pop-Up Shop, a local initiative that connects consumers with Maryland-based artists, designers and entrepreneurs, will set up camp at 209 West Street in Annapolis from July 8th to the 17th. They will be open every day from 10am-6pm, so that gives you plenty of time to peruse (and purchase) some of their goodies.
You can expect to see items like custom wine glasses, earrings and necklaces and even affirming prints that remind you of your awesomeness. If you aren’t local to the area, you can also shop online and have your items shipped directly to you.
For those looking to add some flair and fun to their Annapolis summer, HERE Pop-Up Shop is the place to be. For those who want to really take advantage and make it a full Annapolis getaway, the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is the place to be! With amenities like free breakfast and Wi-Fi, plush bedding and special military discounts, our affordable hotel will provide you with everything you need – psychic, remember?
June 21, 2016
Mali Music, Grammy- nominated, soulful, singer/songwriter Mali Music, is coming to the city! Here’s some helpful info:
- Before he was a teen and without any formal training, he was behind the keyboard at his local Savannah, Georgia church playing for the members
- He signed with RCA Records after a breakout performance at the BET Music Awards on the “Music Matters” stage
- His album Mali Music was released to critical acclaim with CCM Magazine saying it “overflows with velvety vocals and smooth grooves.”
- The concert will be at Rams Head on Stage at 7pm June 28th. You must be 21 and older to attend.
But who are we kidding here? We know you love Mali Music, and have been preparing for the concert all along! For those of you who are traveling out of town for the show and haven’t found that perfect Annapolis hotel just yet, here we are!
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis has everything you could possibly need to make this trip a success. We offer complimentary hot breakfast and Whirlpool bathtubs to end the night peacefully. We’re a short distance away from the best restaurants in Annapolis, and we’re even mindful of the traveling workers who need to get that report done but also want to enjoy the concert on a Tuesday night. We have a 24-hour business center plus free wireless Internet at your disposal. We even offer same-day dry cleaning if you need to leave our hotel and go straight into the office. We have your back!
Get your ticket and your room today!
June 19, 2016
How does a boozy sail sound to you? Interesting? Fun? Are you anxious to find out what that even means? On behalf of Schooner Woodwind Sailing Cruises, you’ll get the opportunity to experience what I’m talking about firsthand. On June 26th, for a glorious 2 and a half hours, you’ll set sail on the open Bay.
The tour provides Maryland staples like crab cakes and a full lunch along with a selection of beer and all the water and soda you desire. The cruise departs at 12:30pm from the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel and will cost you $78. You’d better reserve your spot quick before the 35-person cap is reached!
The Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis is located just miles away, so if you need a place to rest your body (we are talking about a beer-infused cruise, people), you don’t have to look any further! Our hotel near the Chesapeake Bay offers the comfort and quiet you need after a fun day out on the water. Once you’re rested enough, we’re also close to the top Annapolis restaurants, so you can fill your stomach with something other than beer – if you choose.
Reserve your room, reserve your spot on the cruise, and let us handle the rest!
June 15, 2016
How do you celebrate the father in your life? Is it with hand-made gifts? A new collection of ties? His all-time favorite album or movie? How about a relaxing weekend away from home at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Annapolis? How about you pair that weekend with delicious meals throughout the city? Don’t worry about the details – just read on, and let us help you!
Our affordable Annapolis hotel offers plush bedding, complimentary hot breakfast and a close proximity to the beautiful Bay. And if the father in your life enjoys a good soak every once in a while, our luxurious Whirlpool bathtubs can be the icing on the cake!
Here are some great restaurants just a few miles from our hotel near the Chesapeake Bay. You and your special man will leave with both your hearts and bellies full!
Bonefish Grill – Seafood!
Interesting Bit: Their Bang Bang Shrimp is a fan favorite!
Brio Tuscan Grille – Italian!
Interesting Bit: They offer both a “gluten free” and “light” menu for the health-conscious crowd!
Gordon Biersch – Brewery and Restaurant!
Interesting Bit: They offer a varied selection of freshly brewed German beer!
Paladar Latin Kitchen and Rum Bar – Latin!
Interesting Bit: They’ve won the Open Table Diner’s Choice award for the last two years!
Ziki – Japanese Steakhouse!
Interesting Bit: They specialize in dozens of handcrafted sushi rolls, making sure there’s something for every palate.
May 23, 2016
The United States Naval Academy is holding steady in their Commission Week, which ends May 27th. If you’re coming into town later this week for Friday’s graduation ceremony, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis would love to help! We’re offering special military hotel rates for military personnel and families, so you don’t have to look any further for accommodations! We’re also located just a few miles from the venue, which makes us the perfect choice for a hotel near the U.S. Naval Academy.
Here’s some of what’s lined up for the rest of the week:
Monday, May 23rd
Engineering & Weapons Division Awards Ceremony ; informal attire (8a – 9:30a)
USMC Battle Color Detachment Performance with Drum and Bugle Corps, Silent Drill Platoon and Color Guard ; casual attire (11p – 12:10p)
Class of 2019 Herndon Climb (1:30pm)
Tuesday, May 24th
USNA Pipes & Drums Performance (1 – 1:30pm)
Commissioning Week Concert Glee Club & Gospel Choir Concert (8:30p – 10p)
Wednesday, May 25th
Navy Sailing Awards Ceremony ; informal attire (9:30a – 10:20a)
Commissioning Week Organ Concert by Monte Maxwell (4pm)
Graduation Ball ; formal attire (7:30p – 11p)
Thursday, May 26th
Color Parade ; informal attire (11a)
Prizes & Awards Ceremony & Reception ; informal attire (2p-4p)
Friday, May 27th
Class of 2016 Graduation ; informal attire (10a)
U.S. Air Force and U.S. Coast Guard Commissioning Ceremonies (1p)
Graduation Photo / Swearing-In Ceremony ; informal attire (1p-2:30p)
Congratulations to the U.S.N.A. 2016 Graduating Class!
May 17, 2016
The United States Naval Academy will be having its Commission Week starting this Friday, May 20th and lasting until graduation day on Friday, May 27th! We know you’ll be traveling into town from both near and far, and it’s our honor to help you celebrate such an exciting time! The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis is only a few miles away from The U.S. Naval Academy, so don’t think twice about the hassle of a long commute. Our affordable Annapolis hotel also offers military hotel rates, which helps you put that saved cash toward an amazing gift for your new Midshipman.
Here’s some of what’s planned for the first weekend of Commission Week:
Friday, May 20th
Seamanship & Navigation Awards Ceremony ; informal attire (2:30p)
Jewish Baccalaureate Service ; informal attire (7:15p)
Saturday, May 21st
Ring Dance ; formal attire (7-11p)
Sunday, May 22nd
Yard Patrol Craft Static Displays (8a – 4p)
USNA Band Chapel Walk Concert (10a-10:30a)
Superintendent’s Reception ; informal attire (4:30p – 8p)
Congratulations to the U.S.N.A. 2016 Graduating Class!
May 10, 2016
The United States Naval Academy is gearing up in honor of Commission Week happening Friday May 20th to Friday May 27th. People will be traveling from all over to celebrate their loved ones, and the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis is here to help commemorate such an exciting occasion. For those in need of accommodations, we’re offering special military hotel rates for military personnel and their families, so you don’t have to look any further! Plus, we’re located less than 5 miles away from the venue, making us the best choice for a great hotel near the U.S. Naval Academy. Scratch finding a hotel off your to-do list and get busy finding that one-of-a-kind graduation gift instead!
Here’s some helpful information for the upcoming week:
United States Naval Academy
121 Blake Road, Annapolis, MD 21402
The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center & Naval Academy Gift Shop
Guided Tours: 410-293-8687
Gift Shop: 410-293-4438
The hours will be 9am-5pm and 9am-6pm on Wednesday and Saturday of Commissioning Week
Naval Academy Museum
The hours are Monday – Saturday from 8am-5pm and 11am-5pm on Sunday
Dalgren Hall’s Drydock Restaurant
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and all proceeds benefit the Brigade of Midshipmen.
Special Visitor Needs
Special graduation seating will be available for people in wheelchairs or those who are unable to easily climb stairs. There are USNA maps on the Naval Academy website to show exactly which facilities are handicapped-ready.
The closest emergency room is Anne Arundel Medical Center. Emergencies: 443-4811-1200/1201. General info: 443-481-1000
Congratulations to the U.S.N.A. 2016 Graduating Class!
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Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Annapolis
April 25, 2016
Couples, singles, friends and parents, we’ve got an exciting new event for you! If you’ve grown tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie date night, shopping trip with your girlfriends or taking the kids to the park, keep reading! We’d like to introduce to you Wine & Design, an expressive and fun activity for all!
Wine & Design is located in Historic Annapolis and provides everything you need to enjoy the evening! Purchase your drink of choice from their selection of beer and wine then choose which painting you’d like to conquer. The studio offers classes every week, so all you have to do is find the one you’re interested in and get ready to sip, stroke and smile – oh, and to completely immerse yourself in creativity.
And why end the night just because you’ve finished your masterpiece? The fun doesn’t have to stop there, people. Book a room at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis, and let us pamper you! We offer special military hotel rates, relaxing Whirlpool tubs, and we’re within walking distance to the best restaurants in Annapolis!
Like Wine & Design, the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Annapolis has something special to offer everyone. Reserve your class, reserve your room, and get ready to experience Annapolis!
2451 Riva Road | Annapolis, MD 21401